Senior Corporate Counsel - Contract (Waterloo)

Posted on:
September 22, 2021

Senior Corporate Counsel - ContractLOVE WHAT YOU DOWork is a big part of our lives, so it makes sense to choose a company that offers truly rewarding work. At Economical Insurance®, your contributions, creativity, and energy won’t go to waste. Our passionate culture and pioneering mentality infuse everything we do, which is why our one-million-plus policyholders know we’ll protect their homes, businesses, farms, cars, and pets like they’re our own.We’re not afraid to see how far we can push the envelope to make insurance better. Our family of companies includes Sonnet, the only Canadian home and auto insurer offering a fully online buying experience, and Petline, the largest Canadian pet insurance company. We’re also preparing to become a publicly traded company, a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity for everyone who joins our team.If you’re looking for a company that takes care of its people — and its customers — and has a track record of doing big things, get ready to love it here.This is 11-month term position - available starting May 2021.What can you expect in this role?

  • Provide guidance, advice and support to a diverse range of operating units across Economical’s businesses
  • Contribute to ongoing legal risk management initiatives conducted by our growing Legal Department
  • Research, analyze and interpret insurance, financial services and other regulatory guidance and legislation
  • Interface with regulatory agencies and other external stakeholders
  • Work collaboratively as part of broader organizational project teams
  • Be called on to consult with other members of our Legal team and be a primary resource for our Enterprise Risk and Compliance staff, and Ombudsperson and Privacy operations
  • Report directly to General Counsel

What do you bring to the role?

  • At least 5 years of business law, privacy and compliance experience gained in an in-house corporate environment or a well-respected law firm
  • Industry experience gained from an insurance company or other financial institution will be of particular interest, including experience with privacy, advertising/marketing, and insurance operations
  • Technically strong and practical approach
  • Familiarity with on-line business models and digital marketing
  • Excellent communication, research and drafting skills, including the capacity to communicate with clients in the way they want to be dealt with
  • Outstanding judgment
  • Ability to perform under pressure, work independently, meet deadlines and skillfully handle multiple, and sometimes conflicting, priorities
  • Exemplary professionalism and integrity
  • Willingness to build strong client relationships

Go ahead and expect a lot — you deserve it.We offer:

  • Competitive salaries, with potential for an annual raise and bonus
  • Pension and savings programs, with company-matched RRSP contributions
  • Generous time away, including vacation and personal needs days
  • Paid volunteer days and company matching on charitable donations
  • Educational resources, tuition assistance, and paid time off to study for exams
  • Two annual wellness campaigns — participants earn up to $300 each year to spend on almost anything supporting health and work-life balance (think things like spa days, daycare, pet grooming)
  • An unlimited employee referral bonus program
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Discounts on products and services

HOW TO APPLYTo complete the online application process, you’ll need to upload your resume and cover letter in one document.Our inclusive work environment welcomes diversity and supports accessibility. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting: to learn more about us and what we’re up to.

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